WINFIELD, Kan. — A former south central Kansas teacher has pleaded guilty to an amended charge.
The charge against 24-year-old Ashley Marie Eck of Augusta was changed from unlawful sexual relations with a student to contributing to a child's misconduct.
She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation. Paperwork with the length of probation has not yet been filed.
Eck was a teacher at Winfield High School, but resigned last month.
Previous AP story - February 4, 2014:
A south central Kansas teacher has pleaded not guilty to having unlawful sexual relations with a student.
Twenty-four-year-old Ashley Marie Eck, of Augusta, also waived her right to a preliminary hearing during a court appearance Monday in Cowley County.
Eck was a teacher at Winfield High School. The Winfield Daily Courier reports a police investigation began shortly after graduation in May of last year.
She remains on administrative leave from the school district. If convicted, Eck would face a sentence of not less than 31 or more than 136 months in prison, a fine of up to $300,000 and post-release supervision.